Gussa-rish

I used to be a Hrithik Roshan fan and I was very much looking forward for this movie. My expectations were terribly lowered when I read the reviews. The various reviews kinda killed my desire to see this movie on big-screen. My bachi-kuchi Hrithik loyalty pushed me to get a pirated DVD of the movie and give it a try. The Tag line of this movie was “Fall back in love with life”. Hrithik gave press statements that his character in ‘Guzaarish’ is the biggest superhero. He learnt how to live life after playing this role. Even with low expectations, I still had a vague idea on how the movie should be.
When I finished this movie, I was wondering if Hrithik and Sanjay Leela Bansali were talking about this movie which I saw or if the pirated movie had a pirated story/plot. This was one of the most boring movie I had ever seen. It’s a tragedy that  SLB can command the best of resources in Bollywood including all-important finance and still come up with insipid plots with gloss and razzle dazzle trying to compensate for utter lack of content. It’s unbelievable that SLB charged 25 Crore fee for this movie which is having a total budget of 80 Crore. Whats more unbelievable that somebody is actually ready to pay him 25 Crore!!  To say the least, some of the supposedly best scenes of the movie are ‘inspired’ from foreign movies. The core idea is from some spanish movie “The Sea inside” , The house-fly on nose scene from ” The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”.  Anyway, Overlooking everything I have said so far, Let me tell you why the movie is pricking me so much  and yeah.. “Spoiler Alert Ahead”.
Hrithik is a world-phamous Magician who meets with an accident during one of his act. He becomes a “quadriplegic”, that is he cannot feel anything from below his neck. When the movie starts he already is a celebrity, Despite of being a quadriplegic, He has lived his life in dignity for 14 years. He is ‘supposed’ to be an inspiration to all the other ppl with this condition, He writes an inspirational book and becomes a Hero to more ppl who suffer depression in life. On his radio show, he inspires ppl to live, They show a person who changed his mind from suicide after he had conversation with our Hero.So far so good. One fine day our hero wants to Die. This person who is an inspiration to other ppl wants to die. The only question that any person with common sense would think is ‘WHY” , If he has survived this condition for 14 years and is living with dignity, why the sudden urge to Die. To be honest , The only reason I watched the whole movie was to find the answer to this question. This question was not answered and I didn’t see the point of the whole movie. Hero files a petition for mercy death and its dismissed by the court. He then launches a segment on his Radio show to get support for his death petition. Naturally, he being an inspiration to others, he doesn’t get a single supporter. Now.. If only Mr.Director could let our Hero explain or at-least try to convince why he has decided to die. alas, he just smiles! With all this going on we come to know that Hero’s mum is alive. How a mother can leave her son alone in this condition just beats me. At least she should have come when his petition to die becomes a talk-show topic. Our Hero appeals in the court again for Mercy death , SLB tries to show us as if our Hero is going out of his house for the first time in 14 years. To  say the least, This to me was very funny. In the initial part of the movie , hero was shown making inspirational speeches at schools during his book release and all. Now our Director forgets everything and tries to paint a picture like our Hero was trapped in this house for 14 years. This kinda kills the idea that our Hero lead a dignified life for 14 years.SLB is suddenly trying to victimize our Hero. His lawyer explains in the court that it was too difficult for our Hero to come out of his house! To be honest, He didn’t even make an effort to move his toe, for gods sake, He is a vegetable already! He cannot move a toe. This lack of attention to details makes this movie silly. The court scene is moved to Hero’s Mansion and his lawyer kills all the arguments of the defense lawyer. This doesn’t impress the Judge at all!! If the judge just wanted to pass a judgement whats the point of this court scene. The judge finally asks our Hero to make his point. This was potentially the most powerful scene of the movie and if our Hero had made a valid point here, I would have not hated this movie as much. Alas, Hero doesn’t thinks outside the box,He only thinks inside the box.
I will not even go into the allegedly romance between the leads, I was least interested in that. The Magical flashbacks were good but didnt help, The plot of his student again didn’t help. Most part of the movie, I didn’t care what was going on. I didn’t feel for the characters, the audience never feels the pain of this Hero. I still don’t understand during which part of the movie the audience will ‘fall back in love with life’. If not Aishwarya, I would have loved to kill this Hero way before and end this movie before the interval 🙂
An ending note, If anybody wants to see a movie on this genre, I would highly recommend ‘My sister Keeper’. This movie is about a 13-year-old girl who sues her parents for medical  emancipation. That is, The little girl is expected to donate her kidney to her sister suffering from leukemia, She sues her parents that they are making her donate that against her will. This is one of the most sensitive and well-made and touching movie I have ever seen. You care so much for the characters that unless you are a robot, it will move you to tears.
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